I first met Morrissey 25 years ago at the tender age of 14 and it changed my life.
Back then there were no camera phones but I did get him to sign my 12 inch copy of The Boy with the thorn in his side (still my prized possession).
~I was lucky enough to appear in Dickie Felton's book - The Day I met Morrissey and have a chapter of my own.
Yesterday I had the great honour of meeting Morrissey again as he was rehearsing for the tour in Dundee which as you know kicks off in Perth tonight (only a few hours to go!!)
After waiting for 2 and a half hours at the stage door of the Caird Hall he arrived (after an unscheduled and accidental crossing of the Tay Bridge) by bus.
I asked him to sign my book which he did and my hubby took a snap he also shook his hand!
It was somewhat surreal as Morrissey did not speak - I guess he was saving his amazing voice to treat us all later!
As part of The Guardian's 'history of modern music' today it's INDIE. In the 50 key events in the history of indie music they decree that The Smiths debut on Top Of The Pops in November 1983 is No.28. They've got Johnny Marr to pen a nice little piece ~
I wouldnt expect an interview anytime soon. Update June 16, 8:40AM PT:
See also for more details the following forum thread:
The Smiths on the cover of next weeks 'NME'
It would seem, judging by the teaser on the back page of this weeks edition, that The Smiths are set to grace the cover, again. It features a lovely big Stephen Wright live shot of a grimacing Morrissey clutching a 'Queen Is Dead' placard (19th July 1986 ~ G-MEX Festival of the 10th Summer). The tag line reads '25 years on - Morrissey & Marr discuss the making of a masterpiece'...
Morrissey's most dedicated and well-travelled fans are being invited to be part of a new book.
"Morrissey International Airport" - travels with the Moz Army - will focus on fans who journey great distances to attend concerts by their hero.
Author Dickie Felton, 37, from Liverpool has already published one book on the phenomenon of Morrissey fans. His 2009 tome: "The Day I Met Morrissey" contained stories of fans who had met the legendary singer.
The work became a Piccadilly Records Top Ten Book of The Year and a Waterstones "Most Recommended" book.
Now Felton hopes to get material and interview fans on Morrissey's forthcoming summer tour.
He said: "It is remarkable that fans will travel continents and sail seas to follow this singer. I'm particularly interested in people who journey great distances and want to learn about their experiences on the road.
"This summer Morrissey is playing some of the most far flung and off-beat places in the UK -...
I am currently creating my new one woman show, Unhappy Birthday, which has a very strong Morrissey and Smiths theme. I am currently developing it at Battersea Arts Centre and the Contact Theatre, Manchester and trying to raise funds to produce the show. I'll be doing several "work in progress" shows in London, Manchester and Edinburgh over the coming months, then touring the UK, US and beyond later this year and next year.
I'd like to invite you to one of the work in progress shows, too...there's one in London the beginning of July and Manchester the end of July, so let me know if you fancy it.
Here is the link to my crowdfunding page- there's a synopsis of the show, info on me and my director, a little teaser video and quite a few photos- take a peek!